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Aneesh Chopra, the White House's first chief technology officer, is stepping down, the White House has confirmed.
The White House will push Congress to "finish the job" on spectrum policy, Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra said. First responders still are using analog communications to talk to each other during emergencies.
President Obama told the Council on Jobs and Competitiveness Tuesday the administration would create performance metrics, track progress and adapt best practices for reducing the red tape for businesses.
Sameer Bhalotra spent 18 months on that role, but is moving back to California with his family.
The Obama administration expressed concerns over bills it says would undermine "the dynamic, innovative global Internet."
The Senate is set to take up comprehensive cyber legislation in January that already is causing experts heartburn. Provisions to give the Homeland Security Department more authorities, including taking "any lawful action" to stop cyber attacks against systems holding federal data, are coming under fire. Industry experts are optimistic Congress will pass major cyber reform.
The White House launches a new initiative to better secure the computers that run critical infrastructure like power plants and water systems.
Federal employees had mixed reactions to the administration's proposed 0.5 percent pay raise for feds starting in 2013.
Office of Management and Budget Director Jacob "Jack" Lew will take over as White House chief of staff, as William Daley, the current top aide to the President, has announced his departure.